The National Oceans and Applications Research Center (NOARC) is a private, independent, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to research and education to cultivate understanding of the ocean, and to the application of this understanding to produce innovative technology and economic development opportunities for Mississippi. NOARC will also provide information that informs public policy and decision-making.
NOARC is located at Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss, with the goal of establishing itself as a world-class center for pioneering research and engineering solutions. This Center will compete for research and innovation dollars to fuel a highly collaborative and results-driven model that serves as a focal point for academia, science, engineering, and private sector integration.
Operating with a global perspective of the work underway at Stennis, NOARC will be in the unique position to identify and integrate connections between the ongoing efforts in data collection, research, engineering and technology development. This will also enable NOARC to cultivate the potential for collaboration among federal assets, educational institutions, and private industry, translating vast capabilities in data collection and analysis into applications that will have a real-world impact in economic development and the private sector.